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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment

Acknowledgement of country
Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land in the MLHD region. We pay respect to past and present Elders of this land: the  Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta, Baraba Baraba, Wemba Wemba and Nari Nari peoples.

Like to work for MLHD?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can apply for any position in NSW Health where the role requirements are met. In addition, there are positions that are specifically developed for Aboriginal people - these are referred to as 'identified' or 'targetted 'positions.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander wanting to work for MLHD, you can talk to someone directly. Contact Sandra Nickels on (02) 6023 7131 or email 

The basic steps involved in working for MLHD are:

  1. Find a job
  2. Apply for a role
  3. Get your documents together
  4. Attend an interview
  5. Verification checks
  6. Getting the job

Visit the Stepping Up website

NSW Health has created a great website resource called Stepping Up that provides lots of information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in applying for jobs with health districts like MLHD.

Find out more by visiting the Stepping Up website

Why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment is important

The employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can bring to the workplace diverse skills, knowledge, and cultural and social experience that enriches the context of services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It can improve the cultural security of services and sensitivity of staff, improve access and trust and promote improved quality of services.

Improving both Aboriginal representation in the health workforce and ensuring that they have access to career and development opportunities is an essential component of building a better working environment. Murrumbidgee Local Health District is creating a workforce that is affirming of Aboriginal culture and values which seeks to create targeted and general employment and career opportunities for Aboriginal people.

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